They should do just fine. There's a method of planting offshoots called Trench Planting just for
what you're describing. Instead of discarding prunings (especially longer ones), just did a shallow trench and lay them along it, leaving the leafy portion above ground. The extra length promotes a stronger root system and the top of the plant will know which way the sun is.
There should be no difference in their development. Good luck, and let us know when they're ripe!